(Update) Two Miles of Arizona Trail Will be Closed During Border Wall Construction
The southernmost two miles of the Arizona Trail will be closed starting Monday, July 13, for safety reasons as the federal Customs and Border Protection agency erects two miles of border barriers through the Huachuca Mountains within Coronado National Memorial and across the AZT.
The Arizona Trail Association opposes the border wall project, saying it would “significantly impact the Southern Terminus of the Arizona National Scenic Trail, transform the landscape and its visual resources, and forever alter the Arizona Trail experience.”
The agency plans to build 30-foot-tall steel barriers through the Huachuca Mountains within Coronado National Memorial, part of 74 miles of proposed barrier construction on the Arizona-Mexico border. Read the agency’s plans here.
“The Southern Terminus of the Arizona National Scenic Trail is one of the most significant locations along the entire 800-mile trail,” ATA Executive Director Matthew Nelson said in a statement here. “This is where the Arizona Trail begins, and where the dream of the Arizona Trail was born over 30 years ago.”
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